Just as you can't build a house alone, there's no way you can undertake a challenge like producing The Money Pit radio show - and all of its ventures - each week without the help of a dedicated group of people who love what they do. The show wouldn't be where it is today without the contributions of our entire team. Each of them works hard and put their heart into everything they do to make The Money Pit possible.

Production Team

Sheetal Werneke

Executive Producer: Radio, Web and Social Media
Sheetal Werneke

Sheetal is an award-winning producer with a unique skill set. Sheetal started her career in broadcast journalism, producing thousands of hours of live television news. Sheetal has worked with award-winning journalists including Lester Holt, Natalie Morales, and Hoda Kotb. Her work has been recognized by the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. She received special Emmy recognition for coverage of the September 11th attacks. She is also the first place recipient of a National Headliners Award. Sheetal and Tom go way back - in fact, Tom credits Sheetal for "discovering him." As the owner of a home inspection business, Tom saw the value in PR and media exposure. Sheetal loved his pitches for home safety and consumer protection. Together, they created home improvement television segments long before HGTV became a household name. Under Sheetal's leadership along with the entire Money Pit team, The Money Pit has grown from a regional radio program to a nationally-syndicated broadcast that is the number one home improvement download on iTunes. Sheetal has also played a large role in developing the show's website and social media platforms to create the strong multi-media company The Money Pit is today.

Marygrace Murphy

Newsletter Editor
Marygrace Murphy

Marygrace is not a homeowner (in fact, like many Gen Yers, she's living with mom and dad while whittling away at her student loans) but thanks to her ongoing education-by-osmosis at the Money Pit, she can tell you how to prevent basement wetness, fix a squeaky floor and ventilate an attic properly. Her formal education includes a BA in English from Monmouth University, which explains her passion for grammar and propensity for spotting typos, and time logged at the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism, which explains her wide-ranging thirst for knowledge and love of asking "why." She now knows, for example, why you should never set your oven to self-clean before you have to cook a big meal, or skip the priming step if you want a painted wall to look halfway decent. She's grateful for the opportunity to vicariously learn from the mistakes of homeowners across America, and looks forward to the day she can put those lessons into practice--and make some mistakes of her own.

Skip Joeckel

Affiliate Manager
Skip Joeckel

After a childhood of staying up past his bedtime listening to radio stations across the country, Skip made a big career move and accepted a position with K Mart as a Merchandise Procurement Specialist (can you say "stock boy") because they promised to let him announce the Blue-Light specials ("Testing 1-2, Attention shoppers"). Unable to keep his passion for radio and announcing in check, Skip embarked on highly successful and broad ranging radio career. Over the years, he has worked on the air, in programming, production, sales and management. Skip is now in charge of his own company - Executive Broadcast Services. EBS syndicates a select few independently produced talk shows. The current roster includes: The Money Pit, The Cigar Dave Show, Gun Talk, The Small Business Advocate, Free Talk Live, Extreme Genes - Family History Radio and the Life As You Own It Program. These programs are under the banner of a separate division of EBS called Talk Shows USA. Skip is one of the best Affiliate Managers in America and is in large part responsible for the continued growth of The Money Pit. However, we still need to lock up the microphones night.

Holland Cooke

Talk Radio Consultant
Holland Cooke

Holland is a guy who gets paid to listen to our show and tells us when we are doing something wrong. In other words – he's a "consultant" and a good one at that. Holland is actually a highly sought after broadcast professional that has spent forty years toiling in the radio/TV vineyard. He's survived a variety of on-air and management positions, not the least of which was his seven years as Operations Manager of WTOP/Washington, during which time the station scored its highest ratings ever as an all-news station. Undaunted, he then became a founding partner of USA TODAY Sky Radio, the live-via-satellite News, Sports, and Talk audio channels heard on Delta, Northwest, and United Airlines. Today, his tireless work includes programming and marketing strategies for Talk radio stations from Alaska to New Zealand, career counseling for radio talent, and Internet development for entrepreneurs, companies, and radio personalities. He's also the publisher of one of the most widely read radio industry newsletters, a publication frequently spotted in parakeet cages and fish markets across the country.

Fred Miller

Audience Analyst
Fred Miller

Fred Miller is the President of Consumer Specialists; a marketing and management consulting firm. As part of his consulting work, Fred has served as the Managing Director of the Home Improvement Research Institute (HIRI) since late 1998. Fred is responsible for tracking and analyzing The Money Pit's growing audience of active home improvers. His research determines the top trends, projects and buying habits and is effective in helping Tom & Leslie program the show to match these needs. Prior to forming his consulting firm, Fred was an Executive Vice President at Thompson ï Minwax. In his 10 years with that company he was responsible for the marketing efforts that built the Thompson's® Water Seal® business. Preceding that, Fred had senior marketing positions with General Foods and General Electric. Fred earned an award as one of the top 100 marketers in the US from Advertising Age and has also has received a Gold Effie award from the American Marketing Association for proven business results. His work has led to numerous awards within the home improvement industry for new products, packaging design and point of purchase materials.

Lisa Vitale

Office Manager
Lisa Vitale

When Lisa applied for her job with The Money Pit, she said she wanted a position where she could climb the corporate ladder. So, we said no problem and got one out of the shop for her to take a few steps on. Lisa now runs Money Pit World Headquarters safely from a ground level desk and handles all the jobs nobody else wants, like spackling the office ceiling. In actual fact, Lisa has an incredible construction background. She was the original Apprentice – renovating apartments in Manhattan's Trump Tower. Lisa worked in New York City for many years as a project manager for a large construction company, overseeing renovations and reconstructions from concept to completion. She's a city girl through and through, graduating from NYU. But that doesn't keep her from her passion: skiing! Every weekend Lisa escapes to the mountains of upstate New York, where she, her husband and two daughters have a second home. Lisa has been with The Money Pit for five years, and enjoys the many fringe benefits of the Money Pit employee compensation package, like the free tools companies are always sending us to try out. Say, has anybody seen the drill?

Jim Kenzie

Chief Engineer
Jim Kenzie

Jim is The Money Pit's head geek and a guy who never met a piece of broadcast equipment he didn't want to own, but much prefers to beg, borrow or steal. As Chief Engineer, he's in charge of making sure the show runs smoothly and is the guy that gets yelled at when something goes wrong. But that rarely happens, because Jim has been engineering audio and video projects since 1976. Certified in 1981, he has worked on Grammy-nominated CD's, feature film music productions, weekly television shows, and several hundred live radio broadcasts; both remote and in-studio. Jim has 5 children, a lovely wife, and sings tenor in a local music group.

Kim Snyder

Kim Snyder

Kim Snyder is the voice of the Money Pit. As an avid home improvement diva and a broadcast professional, it's the perfect fit. Kim started in radio at 15 where she vowed one day to become the 'main' voice of those big commercials instead of the local tag voice. Through hard work and perseverance, her wish came true and she is now the voice for companies like Sprint, Hallmark, and H&R Block. In addition to voice overs, she is an established session vocalist, working on campaigns for Anderson Erickson and the Kansas City Royals. Kim is also an accomplished actress with credits that include playing the lead on episodes of such television shows as Unsolved Mysteries. Kim loves home improvement and says she finds a strange kind of satisfaction when her neighbors make bets on what she's ripping up next. Having designed, framed, dry walled and decoratively painted her studio herself, she clearly takes her work for the Money Pit very personally. In fact, she said she'd do it in trade for power tools, but either way, the projects get done!

Tom Kraeutler - Tom Kraeutler is a hands-on home improvement broadcast journalist and the kind of guy homeowners want to call at midnight when their basement floods...
Leslie Segrete - Leslie is probably best known as carpenter and seamstress on TLC's hit surprise makeover show, "While You Were Out". She now brings her expertise and experience to a whole new audience each week as co-host of The Money Pit...
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